Audiovisual Concert and Seminar

Tuesday 5 November in PACE Studio 1, 7pm, MTI welcomes visiting Argentine composer Prof. Raúl Minsburg (National University of Lanús and National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires) who will present his large-scale audiovisual work reflecting on the personal and cultural experience of memory and the human condition: La Memoria del Tiempo, co-authored with video artist Nicolás Testoni.
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This is followed on Wednesday 6 November, in Queen's 1.12, 1-2pm when Prof. Minsburg will present a talk From Texture to Form’—a discussion of issues in the creation and reception in electroacoustic music.

MTIRC Research Seminar, 30 October, 2013

Wednesday 30 October, 1 – 2.50pm, Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (Clephan 0.19)
        ** Please note alternative venue for this week**
Weiwei Jin: A New Opera: Mantegh-O Teyr—The logic of Journey for the Self in The Conference of the Birds.
Marinos Giannoukakis: Musica Universalis: Towards a universal description of a software framework model for art performances—dissecting the project and progress so far.  This project utilizes 3D game engines with real time audio for performance, using different gesture controllers and joysticks, multi-channel sound and the use of cinematic techniques in real time. 
Jack Richardson: Recognition in Sound-Based Artistic Composition: Increasing access through facilitation, understanding and the recognition of sound as music.

Panos Amelides at Medea Electronique Koumaria 2013

MTIRC PhD student Panos Amelides has been awarded a Koumaria Residency by the artist's collective Medea Electronique to create a site-specific sound installation on an organic olive-oil farm in the Greek countryside, close to a small village near Sparta.  The ten-day experimental art residency will culminate in early November with a performance of a new work by Panos, in which life experiences and memories of workers on the farm will be recorded and recontextualised in the olive grove itself.

John Young at Espace du Son, Brussels

Prof. John Young will give two concerts at the Espace du Son Festival in Brussels in November, on the 54-channel acousmonium in the Théâtre Marni. One performance is devoted entirely to his own work and in second show he will present a recent work by Pete Batchelor alongside pieces he has selected by Brazilian and US composers. Other composers performing in the Festival are Åke Parmerud (Sweden), Flo Menezes (Brazil) and Yves Daoust (Québec).

Concert Wednesday 23rd October - MTI Launch Party 2 & Research Seminar

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 7.00pm
Simon Atkinson Three Modulations for Mute Synth II (multi-speaker diffusion)
Amit D Patel aka Dushume-Svaramaya Bass In The Pace.... (bespoke instruments create noise beneath the surface)
Ben Ramsay Flinch-Rest (multi-speaker diffusion)
John Richards Mute Synth live (with Dirty Electronics)
All welcome! Free! [SE]

1-2pm Queens Building Room 1.12 - research seminar -
Neal Spowage (DMU, PhD candidate): 'The Speaker Bra and Wireless Shovel Controller'— This paper was recently presented to the Fascinate Conference at Falmouth University discussing sound, the body, democratic roles and physical objects.

Ben Ramsay (Staffordshire University and DMU PhD candidate): ‘Fixing the live, “Living” the fixed.’